Underground in Bulla Regia

by Jennifer Patience September. 04, 2009 3753 views

Seemingly in the middle of nowhere, in the North-East corner of Tunisia is an amazing underground site. Although what remains is a well preserved Roman town, Greek and Carthaginian relics have been discovered there.

In the intense heat of North Africa and the middle East, it isn't unusual for people to have built down into the ground rather than upwards - there are the more famous troglodyte caves in Matmata - and so it's not suprising that the Romans building here would have adopted the same principle.

The rooms underground were, unsurprisingly, cool and a blessed relief after spending time in the scorching heat outside. They were also quite large and subsequently not too claustrophobic.

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Chossid 9 years, 6 months ago

Wonderful!

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Vj Dejan Cirovic 11 years, 11 months ago

Fantastic shot!

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Pete 11 years, 11 months ago

perfect

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Ines 11 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful shot, lovely lighting and atmosphere!!!

11 years, 11 months ago Edited
Justyna 11 years, 11 months ago

Excellent light! I almost feel the atmosphere.... Beautiful

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Riyaz 11 years, 11 months ago

Beautiful shot and lovely lighting! Yes these are so cool, when you enter from the heat of the sahara!

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